A 28-man group – Ansar, Khuddam and Atfal – from Niedersachsen Jamaat, Germany were fortunate to have a mulaqat with Hazrat Amirul Momineen, Khalifatul Masih V, may Allah strengthen his hand, on Saturday, 9 February.
Upon arrival, Huzooraa enquired about various specific details from them, for example where they had come from, where they offered the Jumuah prayer and the accommodation.
During the mulaqat, the group had the opportunity to ask questions regarding various subjects and matters. The first question asked was regarding taubah (repentance). A Khadim asked Huzooraa how a person can know if one’s repentance is accepted by God.
Answering this question, Hazrat Khalifatul Masih Vaa said, “If the person has changed his ways and is no longer inclined towards those bad deeds and despises sin, then one can say that his taubah is accepted.” Huzooraa further stated, “It is not necessary for God to continuously inform man that his repentance is accepted. The main objective is to attain God’s pleasure.”
A Nasir [member of Ansarullah], after introducing himself, asked Huzooraa regarding which fields of education children should be going into. Huzooraa stated:
“At the tender age when children are going to school and learning various subjects, the environment that you create for them will play a huge role. If you desire for your children to go into a particular field, then from a young age, you should tell them which field is beneficial for them so that they can work towards it.”
Huzooraa further stated:
“This is what Islam teaches; to start tarbiyat from the beginning. This is why, at birth, the Azan is said in the child’s ear.” Huzooraa went on to say, “The most important thing is to teach your children to give preference to religion over worldly affairs.”
Nearing the end of the mulaqat, one attendee asked Hazrat Amirul Momineenaa what the purpose of man’s life was. Huzooraa answered:
“God states that He created man so that he may worship Him and discharge his duties to Him. We should also discharge the rights owed to our fellow human beings.”
Further elaborating on this topic and talking about the purpose of prophets, Huzooraa stated, “All prophets have come to fulfil this very purpose – to teach man regarding the rights owed to man and his Creator.”
The group was fortunate to have a group photograph with Hazrat Amriul Momineenaa towards the end of the mulaqat.